HOUGHTON, Mich. – Michigan tech sophomore goaltender Blake Pietila and junior defenseman Colin Swoyer were named WCHA goaltender and defenseman of the week, the league announced.
This is the second week in a row Pietila has earned this honor after leading the conference in goals against average with 0.64 and a .976 save percentage.
He also posted the league’s only shutout of the weekend after stopping 31 shots in a 3–0 victory over Bemidji state. Pietila currently is second overall in the WCHA with 1.13 goals against average and a .967 save percentage.
His teammate, Colin Swoyer earned defensemen of the week for the first time, after leading at his position in points with two assists in Sunday’s win over the beavers. He also led the league with five blocked shots and a plus 2 rating.
The junior defenseman has three assists this season and 35 career points.